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if the rockets don't stop falling. our chief political anchor wolf blitzer has more on israel's iron dome defense system now. >> the iron dome is really a very successful program so far. it's only been in business now for a little more than a year. but the israelis have come up with this anti-missile, anti-rocket system where they get word of what's coming in and they launch, this iron dome goes into action. if it's aimed at a populated area, a city, or a strategic target or a significant political target, it can go up and knock down and destroy that rocket or missile in midair. it's sort of like the old patriot anti-missile system as a lot of us were familiar with in u.s. wars over the past couple decades. this is designed for short range rockets and missiles, if you will. and it's got about, israelis say so far, it's got about a 90% success rate. they have been using it pretty successfully. problem is there's been about 1,000 rockets and missiles that have come into israel from gaza since last wednesday when this crisis really escalated. every time they get word of a rocket or missile coming in
to significantly raise the bombs don't stop dropping. wolf blitzer has more on the iron defense system now. >> the iron dome is a really successful program so far. it's only been in business now for a little bit more than a year. but the israelis have come up with the anti-missile, anti-rocket system where they get word of what is coming in and they launch this iron dome goes into action. and if the rocket or missile is aimed, don, at a populated area, city or strategic target or significant political target, it can knock down or destroy that missile in midair. like the patriot missile system as a lot of us were familiar with in u.s. wars over the past couple decades. but this is designed for short range rockets and missiles, if you will. and israelis say so far, it is about 90% success rate. they have been using it pretty successfully. problem is, it's been about a thousand rockets and missiles that have come into israel from gaza since last whens th this cs really jessica late. sirens go off in towns and villages and the people have to rush to air raid shelters or bunkers, stair wells, w
from here in gaza city. our extensive coverage continues right now with our wolf blitzer who's standing by in jerusalem. wolf? >>> anderson, it's joe johns in washington, d.c., taking over. we'll be coming to wolf momentarily. happening now, running for cover and an israeli city under fire. across the border in gaza, wails of grief and characterize for revenge. and from afar, the president of the united states works the phone, pushing everyone to find a way to stop the killing. wolf blitzer is in jerusalem. i'm joe johns. you're in t"the situation room." >>> we're live in jerusalem right now at the end of a sixth day of intense rocket fire directed at israel from hamas-controlled gaza, as well as militants and their supplies. israeli officials say three people are dead, 68 people have been wounded. officials put the gaza death toll at 104 with 860 people wounded. all the while world diplomats constantly are looking for some way to broker a cease-fire. in a little bit, you're going to hear my conversation with one of top negotiators attempting to achieve a cease-fire, the former british
cabinet what he is going to do. >> all right. wolf blitzer for us live many jerusalem. we'll hear more from you, wolf, on the situation room coming up at 4:00. thank you so much. wolf blitzer. to our team of correspondents that we have there in the middle east throughout the border in gaza city and, wolf there in jerusalem along with christian amanpour. we'll continue to follow developments. we have learned in this hour the casualties have gone up in gaza city now some 100 are dead. 800 people are injured in gaza city. three israelis are dead as well as the fighting continues. we'll have much more as we continue here on cnn. we also saw one of our correspondents fred plankon there on the border between israel and gaza having to hit the ground. that gave us an indication he was live when that happened. that certainly gave us an indication that this is ongoing and, of course, evening is approaching there in israel, and that's when so often there seems to be even more of
information getting out to the gazans at this point. wolf blitzer is eight miles from gaza's border. can you tell us anything about this building? >> the only thing i know about the building, there are several media organizations that have their base in gaza in that building. the israelis -- i spoke yesterday with an israeli army spokesman who said there are also hamas organizations or hamas related infrastructure in that building. that's why they say they're targeting that building. but there are several arabic language news organizations based there. as you point out, carol, this is the second time the israelis have gone after that building. so other than what the israelis are saying, they say there are legitimate targets there, what we're seeing on the ground from our own reporters, that's escalating into a pretty serious development even as diplomats are trying to achieve some sort of cease-fire. when you see what's going on that cease-fire looks increasingly remote. let's see what happens behind the scenes there. >> i have heard, wolf, israel says if there's not some sort of cease-fire
see the wolf blitzer skit? >> happening now! >> they do a great wolf. a great wolf. okay. ahead this morning on "starting point," we took you at the top of the show live to gaza. coming up next, live to jerusalem as israel broadens its assault. will intense negotiations happening right now, will it all stop the bloodshed? >> and mayors from across the country gathering to pressure lawmakers for a deal on the fiscal cliff. they say their cities will struggle with no compromise. we're going to talk live to myer michael nutter and mesa mayor scott smith. >> also the president is not impressed. the picture with an olympic star gymnast that's gone viral. what's that about? back in a moment. >>> it is half past the hour here. welcome back to "starting point" on this monday. soledad is off today, i'm brooke baldwin. >> i'm john berman. an israeli missile has leveled a two story home in gaza city, killing 11 civilians, 4 of them children. the violence threatening to escalate out of control. rockets raining from gaza to israel. representatives from two sides are in egypt for cease-fire t
in the past hour or two. but that one -- that one was pretty loud. >> all right, cnn's wolf blitzer is also covering the conflict from jerusalem. stay with cnn for the very latest breaking news from the region. >>> also this morning, president obama in the midst of an historic three-nation tour of southeast asia. overnight, he was in myanmar. the country formerly known as burma. this is the first time that a sitting u.s. president has visited that country. mr. obama met democracy activist turned lawmaker aung san suu kyi. and says the country's made great strides toward democracy in an incredibly short amount of time. >> i want to make a pledge to the people of this country, that i am confident we can keep. that is if we see continued progress towards reform our bilateral ties will grow stronger and we will do everything we can to help ensure success. >> he was on the ground there for six hours. suu kyi struck a note of caution, warning of the risks of a mirage of success in myanmar. cnn's dan lothian is traveling with the president. he will have a live report just ahead. >>> vice president
are fighting over. >>> just a while ago our wolf blitzer spoke with former british prime minister tony blair about the cross-border battalions between israel and hamas, and wolf joins us now, and, wolf, i know that he also serves as the peace envoy, the middle east peace envoy. does he believe that peace can be achieved here? >> well, he is not very upbeat in the short-term. he is obviously like everyone else would like to see some sort of immediate cease-fire to stop the killing on the israeli and the palestinian side in gaza. he knows there's a lot of diplomatic activity going on behind the scenes. he himself has been in touch with most of the parties not directly with hamas since as a representative of what's called the quartet, including the quartet and european union. the u.s. and european union don't recognize hamas. they regard hamas as a terrorist organization, but there have been -- he has been involved with egypt, obviously, turkey, many of the other parties who are working feverishly behind the scenes to get some sort of cease-fire. look, if there is a cease-fire, that's just the
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